The number of unemployed people at 3.29 million showed an increase of 1. 9 percent from the previous month (+60 thousand) and 8.6 percent over a year earlier (+260 thousand).
Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was 42.4 percent, up by 0.7 percentage points compared with the previous month.
In January, 22.259 million persons were employed, unchanged compared with December of 2013.
The employment rate at 55.3 percent dropped by -0.1 percentage points with respect to December 2013 and the inactivity rate stood at 36.4 percent (-0.1 percentage points in a month).